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Scotty McCreery Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘Five More Minutes’

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Scotty McCreery has earned himself a chart-topping, number one hit with “Five More Minutes.” Reaching the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts, this song reflects a more personal side of McCreery.

The song starts with McCreery recounting childhood memories that he wishes he could recapture for even just five more minutes. The track leads up to powerful lyrics looking back on his grandfather’s death: “At eighty-six my grandpa said there’s angels in the room/All the family gathered ’round knew the time was coming soon/With so much left to say I prayed Lord I ain’t finished/Just give us five more minutes.”

It means a great deal to McCreery that his first number one hit has ties to his grandad. “Seeing this song, inspired by my Granddaddy Bill, go Gold and then become my first number one means the world to me! After writing it with Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell, I tweeted out that ‘I think I just wrote my favorite song I’ve ever written,’ and that still holds true today,” he said.

The season 10 American Idol winner has a new album called Seasons Change coming out on March 16 which will feature his new number one hit.

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Scotty McCreery Earns His First No. 1 Hit With ‘Five More Minutes’